I posted a similar thread in the pre-law section, but I want hopeing to get some more feedback from the law students/lawyers here.
Anyway, I've been doing a lot of research, and most of it shows that law is NOT a good career choice. For example, big organizations like U.S. News rate is as one of the worst/most overrated careers. There have also been a flood of anti-law books and websites that show the field in a very negative night.
I am only 18 and I don't have a single college credit, so I may be jumping the gun. Yet, I have always seen law as a fascinating and some-what lucrative buisness, but the research that I have seen states to the contrary. I have felt that my dreams are shattered(which has resulted in nightmares and stuff
The negative things about the legal field are supposedly as follows:
--most big firms(mostly corporate law) hire young lawyers but work them to death for 7 years, and then they fire/hire some other new lawyer fresh from a top school
--the hours are crazy, and it's hard to raise a family. Sometimes you work 60 to 70 hours and on the weekends
--once you're in law, it's difficult to start afresh in another field
--the massive tuition is a scam to get $$$ from students.
Is all of this true? Should I really worry about all of this, or should I be less gullible?